Residence Inn St. Louis Chesterfield
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... no cross country road trip would be complete without seeing the "Gateway to the West"! On our way, we saw signs for the worlds largest golf tee and also the worlds largest wind chime...although we were tempted to stop and see these most intriguing attractions, we had a long drive ahead of us, so we stayed on the highway. Another interesting thing that happened is that we crossed over our first time zone...not sure exactly where, but it was somewhere in SE Illinois....wish ...
... this was Sheila's first trip. Awesome view of the city.
Then, we did a riverboat tour along the Mississippi River, followed by lunch at the Budweiser Restaurant next to the Busch Stadium.
We also toured the Old Courthouse, most famously known for housing the Dred Scott vs. Sanford case in 1847. This was the first case where an African-American sued for his right ...
... wobbler trying to send me round in circles (guess it got a little confused due to the cold weather?!) but fortunately I had remembered most of the initial part of the journey from the hours of studying of the roads etc. Once we left Chicago it was open road and we made some good time.
First stop was in Pontiac, IL. Boy was it cold here!! 51oF brrrrrrr. A quick study of a local map showed there was a Starbucks, ...
... city traffic. The Illinois 53 is mainly Route 66 and we drove on it to Joliet. Joliet, even with a name sounding like it is a cute little town, is quite a big not-so cute city. Although there were a few Route 66 plaques on the side of the road in the modern looking old town, we didn't stop. One junction of enormous significance to John (and not many other people I would guess) however, was where the Lincoln Highway (now US 30) CROSSED Route 66 (Illinois 53 here)! The Lincoln ...
... sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Psalm 150
Never tear people down - lift them up.
I called on your name, Lord,
from the depths of the ...